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California MAT Access Points Project: Tribal and Urban Indian Community-Defined Best Practices

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California Department of Health Care Services, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation
Apr 19, 2021

This program provides funding to support the integration of community-defined best practices in substance use disorder (SUD) services in California tribal and urban Indian communities.

Awards will be made in two tracks:

Planning Track: Identify long-standing and emerging cultural practices and traditions that serve as a critical part of healing and recovery, including providers and community partners in the process.
Outcomes include:

  • Identify culture-specific healing and recovery practices
  • Grow community commitment and engagement
  • Develop practice guidelines for culture-driven services
  • Develop culture-specific SUD recovery model

Implementation Track: Implement community-defined traditional health practices within existing SUD treatment or recovery services.
Outcomes include:

  • Strategically plan the integration of culture-specific healing and recovery services
  • Implement culture-driven services using new practice guidelines
  • Monitor the use of culture-specific treatment and recovery services across departments
  • Develop process for tracking patient retention in treatment following integration of culture-specific services

Eligible applicants located and providing services in California include:

  • Urban Indian health programs
  • Tribal health programs
  • Tribally operated organizations
  • Federally or non-federally recognized Tribes
  • Tribal and Urban Indian grassroots organizations
  • Fiscal agents applying on behalf of an eligible entity
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $75,000
Project period: 15 months

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the application instructions are available on the program website when applications are being accepted.

Webinar recording

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Culture and cultural competency · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Substance use and misuse · Trauma-informed care · California

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